A Measure of Faith

But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy--acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect. ~1 Peter 3:15

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy–acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect.

Not everyone is given the same measure of faith and understanding. Add life into the mix and you have individuals you encounter that have varying degrees of knowing Me, from the friend who is sharing your walk, to the person who doesn’t believe I exist at all. It is so important that you set Me apart in your heart… if I am prominent then you will be ready for whatever life throws your way. I am visible when others look into your eyes, even though you don’t think about it, other’s can see Me. They sense a difference in you that can’t be explained. The experiences that you wish you never had to go through… they are living examples of how I directly touched your life… this is where your faith and hope show through, because you have lived it out.

So, always be ready to give an account of how I have showed Myself real in your life… so that others can see the hope and assurance that they too can grab a hold of.